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Explosion in a fireworks manufacturing plant

  • Accident report
  • PAYS-BAS
Around 11:50 am, two major explosions shook a fireworks production facility. Onsite storage had been authorised for some 10 tonnes of fireworks classified for transport in Division 1.3 or 1.4, in two buildings located 20 m apart, one of which[...]
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Gas leak

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
Five tons of liquid propane leak occurred during transferring from a tank car to a propane sphere. The leak was caused by a malfunctioning rupture unit on a loading arm in which only 2 of the 3 rupture blades ruptured.[...]
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Explosion Of A Truck Of Explosives

Explosion of a truck of explosives

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
At 9:45 am, a vehicle transporting nearly 800 kg of explosives exploded while making a U-turn on a company's premises within an industrial park where it had taken a wrong turn. The lorry, specially equipped to transport up to 5[...]
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Rupture Of A Tank In A Refinery

Rupture of a tank in a refinery

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  • FRANCE
Within a refinery storage zone, the shell of a fragile 15,000-m³ tank (at the end of its filling cycle) containing 13,500 m³ of HTS residue (at 130°C) split open. The flow of HC then destroyed two other tanks (15,000 m³[...]
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Vinyl chloride and PVC leak in a chemical plant

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Une émission de 3,5 t de CVM a lieu sur un site chimique fabricant du PVC. La chaîne Poly III[...]
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Explosion Of A Malt And Barley Silo In A Malting House

Explosion of a malt and barley silo in a malting house

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
An explosion occurred at 2:15 pm inside the materials handling tower of a silo located at a malt house during repairs of the facility's slabs and installation of a dust removal system, performed by 3 subcontracted employees. The filling ratio[...]
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